Wynn Millions: Ari Engel Wins Monster Straight-Flush-Over-Straight-Flush Pot
On Day 2ab of the $10,000 buy-in, $10 million GTD Wynn Millions, a memorable hand went down dubbed the "Wynn Millions Massacre" in which Alex Foxen brutally coolered Bryn Kenney. On Wednesday in one of the last hands of Day 3, another instant-classic hand played out when Ari Engel beat Andrew Heckman in a straight-flush-over-straight-flush pot.
In Leve Level 20 (10,000/15,000/15,000) with just minutes remaining on Day 3, 62 players remained when the hand went down. It began when Heckman opened under the gun for 40,000 and then called Engel's 105,000 three-bet from middle position.
The flop saw Heckman check-call Engel's 95,000 continuation-bet and then do the same for 160,000 after the fell on the turn.
Once the dealer completed the board with the on the river, Heckman moved all in and was snap-called by Engel.
Heckman rolled over for the six-high straight flush and thought he had won the hand until Engel rolled over for the seven-high straight flush. Engel doubled to 1.65 million after the hand while Heckman was left with 30k. A few hands later, Heckman lost those chips and exited the tournament in 62nd place for $46,406.
Engel went on to bag 1.57 million, good enough for seventh in chips. On Thursday, he will return for Day 4 and continue his quest toward a $2,018,866 top prize. Among those standing in his way are chip leader Anthony Marquez (1,925,000), Maria Ho (1,735,000), and engaged couple Kristen Bicknell (745,000) and Alex Foxen (440,000).
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In this Series
- 1 $10K Buy-In, $10M GTD Wynn Millions Tournament Announced for June 25-July 3
- 2 Cheong, Foxen & Kade Thrive on Day 1a of Wynn Millions; Negreanu Struggles
- 3 Bryn Kenney Leads Day 1b of Wynn Millions $10M GTD; Johnny Chan Fails to Survive
- 4 Five Poker Hall of Famers Among Those to Advance from Day 1c of Wynn Millions
- 5 Wynn Millions Massacre: Foxen Eliminates Kenney in Brutal Quads-Over-Boat Cooler
- 6 Wynn Millions Day 2ab: Mosley Leads as 76 Advance; Foxen Crushes & Cada Falls
- 7 Daniel Negreanu Builds Stack on Day 2c of Wynn Millions; Frank Funaro in Lead
- 8 Wynn Millions: Ari Engel Wins Monster Straight-Flush-Over-Straight-Flush Pot
- 9 Maria Ho Bags Big w/ 61 Remaining in Wynn Millions; Negreanu Eliminated